Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
Most read reports
- Kenya: Half of the assessed households report insufficient access to food at Dadaab refugee complex
- Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework
- Dreams Deterred: opportunities to promote self-reliance for Somali refugee youth in Kenya
- Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
- Kenya: Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet # 1 - September 30, 2018
Use the expertise of faith groups to support refugees, says new report
With over 65.6 million people being displaced the current level of resources to assist and protect refugees are simply not enough. This World Refugee Day, we urge national governments to take meaningful actions to resettle a larger numbers of refugees, and collaborate with faith groups in welcoming them to their country. With ever increasing numbers the rights and dignity of refugees are at greater risk.
A recent spike in seasonal rainfall in parts of East Africa, which has previously been suffering from long periods of drought, has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and now Ethiopia.
“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change
In 2016, we increased our humanitarian efforts in some of the world’s most challenging environments. As the war in Syria entered its sixth year, our £26.6 million emergency response programme supported over three million vulnerable people living in Syria as well as refugees in three neighbouring countries. In Iraq and Yemen, as the crises continued to shatter lives, we provided life-saving aid, often in areas that other organisations are unable to access.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the British public, Islamic Relief has responded to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in East Africa by implementing £1 million of life-saving aid projects across the region.
Islamic Relief’s East Africa emergency appeal raised urgent funds to help the most vulnerable people and will help entire communities across the region.
Imran Madden, Director of Islamic Relief UK, said:
Drought and conflict in the region has left 22 million men, women and children in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Five million people across the region do not have a regular supply of safe drinking water and more than 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished.
Islamic Relief is stepping up its emergency relief operations in East Africa where more than 20 million people are on the brink of starvation. Severe drought conditions and lack of rainfall is raising fears of famine, equal to or worse than the 2011 Horn of Africa famine that killed 260,000 people in 2011.
“The international community has a moral obligation to rescue the lives of millions of people across East Africa, who are on the brink of starvation,” says Islamic Relief Worldwide’s (IRW) Head of East Africa, Yusuf Ahmed.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
New irrigation kit saves water and boosts crops for women in Mandera.
Women in a remote corner of Kenya are using solar technology to revolutionise the way they farm.
The town of Mandera, on the north-eastern border with Somalia and Ethiopia, is one of the most hard-to-reach parts of the country, with 88% of people living below the poverty line.
But a three-year programme by Islamic Relief is supporting small-scale farmers – mainly women – to secure new irrigation kits, which save water and boost crop yields.
Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.
In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.
Water is essential to life. Clean water is vital for drinking, growing food and keeping clean. A person can only survive on average three days without water, and if the water they have is dirty and contaminated, fatal diseases spread quickly and the effects are devastating. At Islamic Relief, we believe in providing Water For Life.
Youth Initiative Kenya works to empower children by raising public awareness about child protection rights and safety. Ruweidha Adan writes to us about her experiences of the programmes:
Tens of thousands of vulnerable women and children are benefitting from a much-needed Islamic Relief Kenya project.
The project to improve basic health and nutrition services in rural Kenya serves remote communities in Mandera and Wajir counties, where rates of poverty and malnutrition are high and many families are without access to even basic healthcare.
As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Islamic Relief highlights seven of its projects that are helping vulnerable communities to reduce their risk from disasters.
Developing early warning systems in Bangladesh
Almost 18,000 vulnerable people are benefitting from an Islamic Relief project to tackle poverty in Kenya’s North Eastern Province.
The latest intervention by Islamic Relief in the area – where many rely on small-scale or subsistence farming – aims to improve livelihoods for the most vulnerable families.
Working along the rivers Daua and Tana, we are addressing the root causes of poverty by boosting self-sufficiency in food production and income generation. The project includes work to improve irrigation and other support for farming families.
By Hugh Quarshie: As an actor who has impersonated a surgeon for over a decade, I have encountered many dramatic medical conditions. But nothing prepared me for the sight of dying children. Seeing them struggle with common preventable diseases shames you into a humble and helpless silence.
Islamic Relief’s Bangladesh Country Director Shabel Firuz and Holby City actor Hugh Quarshie available for interview
Islamic Relief is implementing a new £9.5 million programme to protect nearly half a million people at risk from drought and floods in five poor countries, funded by the charity’s 2012 Ramadan appeal and match funding from the Department for International Development.
Islamic Relief has been working in Kenya for two decades, and this year is running a special project to support vulnerable women in achieving economic independence.
Almost half the Kenyan population live below the poverty line in a country struggling with food insecurity, and where an estimated 2.2 million people depend upon food aid to survive.
Islamic Relief is renovating water access in seven remote villages across North and East Mandera, Kenya.
The project, which began this month, will provide water to 5,500 local residents, as well as around 150,000 livestock.
Over the next six months, Islamic Relief will be constructing a large water storage tank, pump house and 5,000 metres of pipes to connect the water to four water kiosks and a further four animal troughs in different villages.